Anthem Bonus & Vivity, Parent and Stepparent as Dependents for 2023, Health Net Renews with Tenet, Kaiser Bonus, SEP, Updates, News & More

DICKERSON WEEKLY UPDATE

Anthem Bonus and Vivity

Get 6% commission on new medical business for the life of the case when you sell any new Small Group with 8 or more enrolled employees for October 2022 to January 2023 effective dates!

Anthem had minimal to no rate increases for Q4 and Q1, so they are competitive. Pair Anthem alongside other HMO carriers with their relaxed underwriting guidelines!

Anthem’s Vivity HMO network has several of the top-ranked health systems! Members have access to some of the best hospitals, doctors, and specialists at one of the lowest premiums in LA and Orange counties.

Dickerson can shop your January renewals! Minimize the January rate increases and take advantage of the savings with Anthem today!

Contact your Dickerson Sales Rep for more information!

Kaiser Broker Bonus

Kaiser is offering a bonus for all new small groups sold effective December 1, 2022, through January 1, 2023, take home a $100 bonus per enrolled subscriber. This bonus is payable for new small groups written through a General Agency in addition to your regular commission and standard broker rewards. Kaiser also shared their 2023 broker commissions and rewards!

Click here to view the Kaiser 2023 Broker Commissions and Rewards Information

Contact your Dickerson Sales Rep for more information!

Health Net Renews With Tenet

Great News! Tenet HealthCare Corporation (Tenet) will remain a part of the Health Net of California, Inc., and Health Net Life Insurance Company (Health Net) provider networks.*
Effective January 1, 2023, all currently contracted Tenet providers from hospitals, physicians, and ancillary providers are part of the Health Net provider network.
Health Net continues to work to ensure access to quality and affordable health coverage for the communities we serve.

*Your clients can choose Tenet as their provider today.

Contact your Dickerson Sales Rep for more information.

Halfway Through The Special Enrollment Period

We’ve made it halfway through the Special Enrollment Period, which ends December 15th for coverage starting January 1st. The Dickerson team is here to get you through the busy season! Our Account Executives and Customer Service team are dedicated to making the process easier for you and your groups!

Click here for SEP submission guidelines and deadlines!

New in Benefit Year 2023: Parent and Stepparent as Dependents

Effective January 1, 2023, a new California law expands the definition of “dependent” for enrollment in a Qualified Health Plan (QHP), to include a parent or stepparent of a qualified consumer. Rules for this benefit are that a dependent parent or stepparent must:

  • Meet the definition of a “Qualifying Relative” under IRS Rules.
    • In general, a dependent parent or stepparent is a Qualifying Relative when their annual gross income is very limited (e.g., $4,300 for the 2021 tax year), and the primary taxpayer provides over one-half of the parent or stepparent’s total support during the tax year and claims them as a tax dependent.
  • Live in the health plan’s service area.
  • Be part of the same tax household as the adult child or their spouse who is the primary tax filer.
  • Be enrolled with their adult child or stepchild in the plan – the enrolled adult child can enroll their parents or stepparents in the same plan but cannot enroll their in-laws unless their spouse is also enrolled in the plan.
  • Not be eligible for Medi-Cal.
  • Not be eligible for Medicare, enrolled in Medicare, or identified as enrolled in Medicare through the Federal Data Services Hub.

Please note: Qualified Dental Plans (QDP) are not included in this law.

For additional questions regarding the IRS rules, talk to a tax professional.

DICKERSON INDUSTRY NEWS

After A Year, Omicron Is Still Driving COVID Surges

A year after omicron began its assault on humanity, the ever-morphing coronavirus mutant drove COVID-19 case counts higher in many places just as Americans gathered for Thanksgiving. Click here to read the full article.

 

Measles Is ‘Imminent Threat’ Globally, WHO And CDC Warn

Measles, the preventable but highly infectious disease, could be on the verge of a comeback after a lull in the immediate months following the emergence of the coronavirus, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Click here to read the full article.